Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.

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I have several computers that are i3-3220's HP's and they all have the WIndows 8 Pro sticker on them. Some of them are activating with Windows 10 when I apply our Windows 10 image to them and some aren't.
For those that are activating, are they good from now on? Meaning, will I need to buy a license for them or has Microsoft given that digital ID the green light forever?
The activation screen reads, 'Windows is activated with a digital license".

Thank you,
`John
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I setup several Restore points in Windows8 in case i can restore back to that point. but after many days, i do not know why it disappear. and i only can see Restore points that the system created automatically. Anyone have idea for this? Thank you
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I have received a used multi-function printer DCP-9055CDN and does not print.
I need your help for troubleshooting.
The printer has enough tonner and the belt unit is till to 16% of life, has around 25000 pages printed in total since was bought/used 1st time, some tonners are close to the end of life, but can
 still be used.
The local copy function (scan + print) works for black & white and color as well.
The local scan to PC works and I can receive pictures in PC when is connected via USB cable. I did not try yet via LAN cable.
The printer is connected to PC via USB and I have tried also via LAN cable connected to my home wireless router and then I can see then printer wireless.
A simple print of a Test page does not work.
I use Win 8.1 64bit.
I have installed and reinstalled several times the driver and afferent Brother software several times:
https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadtop.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=dcp9055cdn_eu_as
https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=hk&lang=en&prod=dcp9055cdn_eu_as&os=135&mid=true 
I have tried the troubleshooting recommendations:
https://support.brother.com/g/b/faqend.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=dcp9055cdn_eu_as&faqid=faq00002706_000#step1
https://support.brother.com/g/b/faqend.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=dcp9055cdn_eu_as&ftype3=1972&faqid=faq00002656_001

After I try print Test Page, the LED Data is flashing for long/indefinite time, but the printer never prints.
I looked also at next recommendations and still …
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            I am currently finalizing some touch ups of an HP Pavilion which was just recently upgraded to Windows 8.1.   Thus far, I am very pleased with the progress, but, there is just one more thing I wish to resolve which brings me to the point of this opening post.  Basically, there are two account administrators, namely, the owner and me.  That said, I am wondering how I can customize this HP Pavilion through Windows 8.1 to boot each time to the owner's name instead of that of my own.  

             Thanks so much in advance for any attention and feedback given to this question.

             George
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Hello Everyone,

              Within Windows 8, I did notice that the Start button which normally appears on the lower left hand corner is not present within the classic desktop.  That said, could someone provide the necessary steps for having it to reappear?

               Thank you

               George
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

             I am wondering how I can alternate from the classic to metro desktop environment within Windows 8 and vice versa.  

             Thank you

             George
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

            Following some extensive troubleshooting, I am now able to fully access my friend's Windows 8 desktop.    At this point, I am wondering if there is a way I can configure Windows 8 so it will by pass the username and password requirement and go straight into the desktop environment.  At the moment, there is a screen with an email address, personally set up, along with a box requiring a password.  Once the password is entered, the HP Pavilion laptop takes me straight to the Windows 8 desktop environment.  Basically, I want to eliminate the login requirement and go straight to the desktop.  

             Any help regarding this question will be greatly appreciated.

            Thank you

             George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            As an option of resolving an issue, I am seriously considering carrying out a wipe and reload of an HP Pavilion currently running Windows 8 which brings me to this upcoming question.   Is it possible that I can create a bootable USB flash drive with Windows 10 on it?  If so, could someone provide the necessary instructions for achieving this goal?

             Thank you so much.

             George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

        I am wondering if it is possible to carry out a restore with an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8.0 by merely using a single or combination of keys at boot up.  If I am not mistaken, I believe a similar procedure can be done with a Dell setup, but, I might be mistaken.

         Thank you.

         George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           This upcoming question is going to be a bit complicated and does not seem to have a simple solution despite my efforts to help my friend today and some of tonight.  Before I get straight to the question, I need to introduce some history so everyone understands clearly the complexity of the concern.  Well, here it goes.  Basically, my friend has forgotten her password to access the Windows 8 desktop environment within her HP Pavilion laptop.  Normally, resetting the password would not be a problem because of a reset code which can be sent to her email address or phone number associated with her Microsoft account from Microsoft.  Now, here is where it gets really tricky.  My friend has not used her email address or phone number associated with her Microsoft account in a very long time.  In fact, they are both invalid because she does not know the password for her bellsouth.net email account in addition to the last four digits of the phone number given is no longer in existence.  Given these rather difficult limitations, I found through some research that I could go to https://account.live.com/acsr?uaid=7b5d845b89e400005c865d7be489d401 as an option to recover a forgotten login password which was met with further obstacles.  Basically, I entered the old bellsouth.net email address for her Microsoft account and used my personal email address to obtain a code as an attempt to at least get the ball rolling.  At any rate, Microsoft sent …
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Hello and Afternoon  Morning Everyone,

              I almost feel silly having to ask this upcoming question, but, I am really stuck on this technical issue.  Basically, I can not figure out how to shut down an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8.  At the sign on screen, I only see two icons in the lower right-hand corner, namely, a wireless icon and an ease of access icon.  On the left- hand side, there is the date and time, but, nothing else.  Should I see an icon somewhere to shut down or power off the Windows 8.0 operating system?   Of course, I can merely press and hold down the power button until it shuts off too.  However, I thought it would be safer with respect to potential data damage to any system files to simply shut down the laptop through Windows 8.0.

              In closing, thank you in advance for any attention and suggestions given in reply to this concern.  I look forward to receiving everyone's feedback.

              Thank you

              George
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I want to write a group policy that keep the screen saver setting to (None) and wait time is 15 mins for all of our Win 8.1 and Win 10 clients. I want the screen saver to be greyed out so that users cannot change the screen saver and also wait time. All of our machines are domain joined.
These https://prajwaldesai.com/lock-computers-in-domain-via-group-policy/ settings are obsolete when i was about to configure in GPO.
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I have a windows 8.1 laptop using a windows account to login. I reset the password through windows live and am able to login to the site. My laptop will not accept the password. How can I force the laptop to sync with the new password I set online? Is there some way I can enable the admin account and delete or reset the password?
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I'm pushing a 'scheduled task' to all computers via group policy.  I want the task to run as whoever is logged on to the computer.  
I selected 'Run only when user is logged on', so I thought that meant run as whoever is logged on.
Is there anyway I can run the task as the logged on user?  I know I can specify the user account in the task, but different people will be logged on at different times.
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I created a memorial slideshow and converted to a .wmv in win 8.1 but do not know how to make the command to make it autoplay copies for relatives.
I can not add File as too large.
This is a timely issue as the memorial is coming up soon.
Thank you,
Terry
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Client running Windows 8 all Patches applied

Using Office 2016 all patches applied

has Two emails one named joe@joesweb.com  and  joe@joeshome.com

the Email joe@joesweb.com is his main Email

When he attempts to send an email from his joeshome.com account, outlook changes the send from to the joesweb.com account and I get a copy

sent to my inbox with the joesweb as the sender?????  Wierd

the only way I can successfully send an email from joeshome.com account and it does not change nor do i receive a copy to my inbox is by disabling all rules and sending the email by putting the address in the BCC Line.   both to and CC: are blank

How can I fix....  All Rules have nothing to do with sending????

Cjoego
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I receive an "access denied" message when trying to connect to Vmware vdisk on a Windows 8 machine.  If I disconnect the vdisk and reconnect to a different vm it is accessible.  I have tried to take ownership of the drive but that did not help.  I have no idea what changed to cause this error.  How do I fix this so the data on the vdisk is readable with this OS?
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PC has two ways to access internet, wireless and wire. but the PC always prefer wireless. how can we change it so that PC prefer wire lan? Thank you
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Hi one software is occupying 127.0.0.1 port2002 in my PC (Win8). how can I know which one it is? Thank you
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I have a windows 8.1 pro computer that when I join my domain it only lets me logon with a temporary profile. How can I stop it from doing this? It only happens with 8.1 and 10.
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All of a sudden, starting today, after I restarted my computer, it's running much slower.  I noticed the processor is working much harder, and everytime I start windows explorer, it just sits there and spins and spins, the blue mouse circle icon. I have restarted numerous times, no help. If I wait about a minute, it does come up.
No recent software updates or any software installs.
When I right click a file in windows explorer, it now takes like 5-10 seconds to give me options, to copy, etc....
I know sys internals has some tools, I'll use some of those to see if it can help me pin point the issue.

Any ideas what could be going on?
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It's been three months after I turn on the family safety on my computer and add a child account for the use my brother on his study then I can also monitor his activity use on my computer and its really effective because I can even filter the website on which I allowed him to browse.  After a 2 months of monitoring his daily schedule on his activity on my computer I updated my Windows 8( Version 6.3)  pc but after a 2 days, my brother browse but he cannot access it even the Google website that I allow , I switched on the Administrator account , I can still browse on all the websites. The problem is why can't the child account cannot browse even the Google website that I allowed after the windows update? I don't know if there is a missing code or driver after the update.

Can somebody help about these?
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For the first time we got a message about 1+ causes of effects on battery life. Windows 8 Lenovo laptop.
Where do we go from here:
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Trying to open web links, it defaults to Google.com. Windows 8, Lenovo lap top. I receive an e-mail from Twitter with a link to go to the website from which the short Tweet was originated. This only opens a new Google browser. I have only used this device a few times and not familiar with Windows 8 settings.

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The links in that Tweet are supposed to to go the website(s). I see it trying to get there in the address bar but it then goes to Google.
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I have a Windows 8 PC, where the D Drive is a RAID 1 array, using the onboard RAID.  About a week ago, I updated the BIOS, which inadvertently switched my ATA mode from RAID to AHCI (hence breaking RAID).  I didn't notice right away since Windows did not assigned a drive letter to the other disk.  I attributed the boot up failures to the UEFI update, and Windows was able to self correct the problem.

Once I found the problem, I went into the UEFI, changed ATA back to RAID.  The Intel management software showed that the disks were syncing, but it apparently caused corruption in the NTFS partition.  I have lost about a week's worth of data in my Access file, and my backup software (iDrive), has not been backing up my data as I thought it was.  My last successful backup of my Access database was about 2 weeks ago.

Is there anyway of recovering my Access database?  I tried using recuva, but it was run against the RAID array, which showed no recently deleted files.  I might send the hard drives to one of those hard drive recovery companies, but am hoping that there is a cheaper solution available.

Any ideas what I can do to resolve this issue?
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Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.